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Matthew Ruiz
Explosion Compositing
on Feb 7, 2016 at 8:30:13 am
Last Edited By Matthew Ruiz on Feb 7, 2016 at 11:03:12 am

So I have been messing around with this shot all day, trying to practice some compositing work. Something feels off to me...thoughts?



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Dave LaRonde
Re: Explosion Compositing
on Feb 7, 2016 at 4:11:09 pm

Explosions don't have drop shadows, and they're a lot faster.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Explosion Compositing
on Feb 7, 2016 at 5:02:13 pm

To me it seems strange that the explosion doesn't really affect anything. Nothing flies off the door and the soldier runs right through it. So it looks more like a harmless flash or light phenomenon rather than an explosion.

In my view there should be a lot of debris in the air, plus dark smoke, in addition to the flash. And I expected the soldier to fly off to the opposite wall, not run right through like nothing much happened.

The way he "fades in" through the explosion looks very unnatural.

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